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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society

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The Noetic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group with members in Southern California and around the world, who have been inspired to study Homer, Parmenides, the pre-Socratics, Plato, the neo-Platonists, and other perennial philosophers and mystics, not for academic reasons, but for personal spiritual growth. The society was founded by Pierre Grimes, PhD in 1967, and was incorporated in 1978.



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Synopsis Another interesting Friday night with Pierre and members of the NS. First, Kate explores a dream with Pierre. Then we look at a paper Bradley wrote, answering Pierre's assignment to compare dream analysis with philosophical midwifery. This leads to a discussion on Beauty, Justice, building of ideas, and how Socrates was acting in the Republic , the Parmenides , and all the dialogues. Highlights 7:02pm PDT Dream Exploration with Kate 7:30 Bradley's paper comparing dream analysis with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, NSDRM, republic, book01, parmenides
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Synopsis A Saturday morning meeting with Pierre and the NS gang on Zoom. An initial brief discussion between Regina and Pierre (carried over from before 10am) on why to read Plato's Republic (1), and then two dream explorations. Highlights Why read Plato's Republic ? 10:05/6 Discussion with Regina Dream Explorations with JeffL and Ged Dream Texts JeffL's Dream - Thu 21 Jan 2021 1 Mel from Dog school wakes everybody upstairs 7:00am. She tells everybody to get up. Philosophers X,Y,&Z are...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another Wednesday afternoon with Pierre on Zoom. Some dream explorations, then Euclid’s applicability to mystic questions and discussion of Cephalus in Plato’s Republic . Highlights Barbara, ChrisC, and Regina explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing (with Regina and Josh) Geometry and Proclus: the axioms of Self expression always wanting to show itself Self sees our...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre and the NS gang. Pierre works a little ‘light’ midwifery with JulieH. Various questions and a dream. We finish off with Jed taking another shot at discerning Socrates’ motive on page 1 of Plato’s Republic . Highlights Philosophical Midwifery with JulieH Dream exploration with David Discussion with Regina on Doubt Discussion with Jed (Republic) Dream Texts David’s Dream 2020-10-23 1 I am at school. We are roller skating or something. I...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM, NSPMW
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Oct 23, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Discussion of beginning of Plato’s Republic again with Jed; Three dream explorations; a question about Appolonius from Chris Highlights Third go with with Jed attempting to answer Pierre’s question about what is going on on page 1 of Plato’s Republic: Why does Socrates stay in the Piraeus and go with Glaucon to Cephalus’ house, and not return to Athens? How do you spot a reason? How do you recognize a motive? What conclusions are definitive, i.e., they solve the problem? Dream...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
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Synopsis On this Wednesday afternoon, JulieH and Regina explore a dream and dream fragment. Jed takes another shot at answering Pierre’s question about what is going on page 1 of the Republic , and why Socrates goes along. Highlights JulieH explores a dream she had this morning, with Pierre midwifing. Jed and Pierre continue to explore page 1 of Book 1 of Plato’s Republic (continued from last Friday ): Why does Socrates stay and go to Cephalos’ house? Dream fragment exploration with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis Another interesting, curious Friday evening with Pierre.. This time discussing multiple subjects, and doing one dream. Highlights Regina will be teaching a (Euclid’s) Geometry class using Rod Walbank’s model which he taught her in his class Literalism Dream analysis Pierre’s story about Enlightenment, and Reincarnation Understanding Symmetry Every single principle necessary for the dialectic emerges from the 4th dimension. Sensation, Perceptions, Concepts, Intuition Why the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Dialogue(s): republic Chapters: book01;book04 Sections: 327b,354a,443b-444a This is the second Friday night in Pierre's latest Friday-night series on Plato's The Republic . Pierre's opening questions: How does Book 1 of Plato's Republic relate to the whole? How does Book 4 of Plato's Republic relate to the whole? Is there something in Book 1 that he needs in order to explore books 2, 3, and 4? Why does the ending of Book 4 pre-suppose the need for books 6 and 7? It is easy to see that once you...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, book04
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Dialogue(s): republic Chapters: book01 Sections: 327a-331d This is the first in Pierre's latest (2018) series of Friday-night talks on Plato's The Republic . Having not read through The Republic as a group in some 12 years, we return to it -- this time informed by our reading of The Parmenides and looking for occurrences of αὐτὸς (i.e., 'autos':Self), which Juan has re-translated, and considering the difference such translation makes on our understanding of this great work, and how we...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01
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Jan 20, 2007 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Plato's Republic.  Interlinear modern English with ancient (Attic) Greek words rearranged in each sentence in order to correspond to their English word counterparts immediately above. First published in 2007, this translation has undergone multiple revisions. This latest revision was completed in February 2018. Download-able from the PDF link in the "Download Options" menu on this page. Thank you, Juan and Maria! More information on the Balboa...
Topics: philosophy, plato, republic, book01, book02, book03, book04, book05, book06, book07, book08
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Jul 21, 2006 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): republic Chapters: book01 Sections: 327a-331d Text/translation used: W.H.D. Rouse, transl., "Great Dialogues of Plato". Topics Covered, Audio Highlights, and Notes Starting Book 01 of Plato's "The Republic". Pierre leads the NS through a series of questions designed to help us understand what is really going on as Book 1 opens and Socrates is 'kidnapped' (an act of injustice) to go down to the Piraeus, to Cephalus' house. They convince Socrates to stay and ......
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, republic-nights